By (author) Charles Bernstein
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Shadowtime by Charles Bernstein
Book Description"Shadowtime" is a thought opera, based on the work and life of the German philosopher, essayist and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. The libretto was written by Bernstein for composer Brian Ferneyhough and was premiered at the Munich Biennale. In its seven scenes, "Shadowtime" explores some of the major themes of Benjamin's work, including the intertwined natures of history, time, transcience, language and melancholy. Beginning on the last evening of Benjamin's life, "Shadowtime" projects an alternate course for what happened that fateful night.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781933382005
(152mm x 108mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Green Integer
Publisher: Green Integer
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Bernstein
Recalculating, Hardback (April 2013)
Offers a full-length collection of poems that takes you on a journey through the history and poetics of the decades since the end of the Cold War as seen through the lens of social and personal turbulence and tragedy. In these poems, the author makes good on his claim that 'the poetry is not in speaking to the dead but listening to the dead'.
Attack of the Difficult Poems, Paperback (April 2011)
Addresses the state of contemporary humanities, the teaching of unconventional forms, fresh approaches to translation, the history of language media, and the connections between poetry and visual art.
Alphabet, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Charles Bernstein
A work of American ethnography, a cultural collage of artifacts, moments, episodes, and voices - historical and private - that capture the dizzying evolution of America's social, cultural, and literary consciousness.
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Author Biography - Charles Bernstein
Formerly the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the State University of New York, Buffalo, Bernstein is now Professor of Literature at the University Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City.
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